River Hill High School

River Hill High School serves 1,389 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 58%.
River Hill High School operates within the Howard County School District.
The school district's 90% graduation rate is higher than the MD state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 1389 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 94 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2007)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,389 students
River Hill High School Total Students (1997-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 94 teachers
River Hill High School Total Teachers (1997-2013)
Students by Grade River Hill High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
River Hill High School Student Teacher Ratio (1997-2013)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
25%
6%
River Hill High School Asian Students (1997-2013)
Hispanic
5%
12%
River Hill High School Black Students (1997-2013)
Black
6%
36%
River Hill High School Black Students (1997-2013)
White
60%
42%
River Hill High School White Students (1997-2013)
Two or more races
3%
3%
River Hill High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups River Hill High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.58 0.39
River Hill High School Diversity Score (1997-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
36%
River Hill High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
6%
River Hill High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 56,942 students has grown by 14% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 90% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $16,734 is higher than the state average of $14,580. The district revenue/student has grown by 42% over four years.
The district spending/student of $16,360 is higher than the state average of $14,228. The district spending/student has grown by 26% over four years.
School District Name Howard County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
74
29
Number of Students Managed 56,942 15,634
Howard County School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 90% 85%
Howard County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $835 MM $244 MM
Howard County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $817 MM $238 MM
Howard County School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,734 $14,580
Howard County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,360 $14,228
Howard County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Homewood School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Clarksville Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Clarksville Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Clarksville Clarksville Elementary School
    12041 Clarksville Pk
    ClarksvilleMD 21029
    (410)313-7050
    0.1 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 526 students                      
  • Clarksville Clarksville Middle School
    6535 South Trotter Rd
    ClarksvilleMD 21029
    (410)313-7057
    1.8 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 637 students                      
  • ClarksvillePointers Run Elementary School
    6600 South Trotter Rd
    ClarksvilleMD 21029
    (410)313-7142
    1.9 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 772 students                      
  • ColumbiaSwansfield Elementary School
    5610 Cedar Ln
    ColumbiaMD 21044
    (410)313-6907
    2.3 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 585 students                      
  • ColumbiaHarpers Choice Middle School
    5450 Beaverkill Rd
    ColumbiaMD 21044
    (410)313-6929
    2.4 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 497 students                      

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